The UMBC community's journey started when the University welcomed its first students on September 19, 1966. UMBC began the celebration of its 50th anniversary back in October of 2015 and events to keep the party going will extend through the 2016-17 academic calendar!
Retriever Athletics have played a large role in the evolution of the campus since the first fall, when a men's soccer squad formed and actually competed in an intercollegiate contest against a team representing the University of Maryland.
Starting on July 11, the #retriever50for50 will count down the 50 top moments in UMBC Athletics' history. We will count down each weekday (with the exception of Labor Day) until hitting No. 1 on Sept. 19, 2016, the actually 50th anniversary date.
After the countdown ends, we'll engage our fans to see if we "got it right", asking Retriever Nation for their Top 5.
Please visit 50.umbc.edu to stay up-to-date with UMBC's 50th on social media, and share your anniversary experiences with the UMBC community!